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Global Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Collectively, the terms below are referred to as the "Policy." Consolidated Date Storage and its subsidiaries (collectively "CDS") are committed to taking reasonable steps necessary to protect your privacy. Once you choose to provide CDS with your "personal data" (any information by which you can be individually identified), CDS will endeavor to make sure it is only used in connection with your business relationship with CDS. However, by submitting personal data to CDS, you indicate that you consent to CDS' collection (including via our website) and use of your personal data as described within the scope of this Policy. Should you have questions regarding this Policy, feel free to email CDS at:

CDS Privacy Mission

CDS may in the course of business collect personal data that you voluntarily provide. The potential uses of your personal data by CDS are outlined later on in this Policy. Our policy is not to share personal data with unrelated companies, except as provided for in this Policy or as necessary in connection with internal information processing activities. We recognize that your personal data is confidential, and we will take all reasonable measures to protect your personal data while it is in our possession.

Collection of Personal Data by CDS

CDS normally only requests limited business-related personal data from you, such as your name, title, company address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers. CDS disclaims any legal duty to verify the accuracy of any personal data that you provide to CDS. Typically CDS will ask for you to submit personal data for the following purposes:

  • Website registration and to permit access to restricted areas of our site
  • Customer relationship management
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Service and asset management
  • Purchase management
  • Marketing of products and services
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Workplace security and protection of personnel, assets and resources
  • Monitoring or demonstrating compliance with applicable legal or regulatory requirements, or with internal corporate mandates
  • Compliance with legal requirements imposed on any CDS entity, or to defend a legal claim

It is CDS policy to collect personal data only when its collection is necessary for legitimate business purposes or to comply with CDS' legal obligations. In any instance where non-mandatory information is sought, you will be notified at the point of collection.

Sensitive Personal Data

CDS' intention is not to collect any sensitive personal data from you. Sensitive personal data includes a number of types of personal data relating to: race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. We request that you do not provide sensitive personal data of this nature.

Third Parties

CDS will not sell, rent or lease your personal data to others. Unless we have specifically informed you, obtained your consent or are permitted or required to do so by the laws of the jurisdiction we operate in, we will only share the personal data you provide with business partners and third-party service providers who are acting on our behalf, and then only for the uses described in this Policy. CDS will take appropriate steps to ensure that its business partners adequately protect the confidentiality and security of your personal data.

International Transfers of Personal Data

Personal data collected by CDS may be transferred to member companies of the worldwide CDS organization or to our business partners or third-party service providers who are established in jurisdictions without comprehensive data protection laws. Where such transfers occur, CDS will take appropriate steps to adequately protect the confidentiality and security of your personal data.

Legally Compelled Disclosure

Despite CDS' commitment to protecting your personal data, there may be circumstances under which CDS may be deemed to be legally compelled to disclose your personal data. These circumstances may include, among others, situations where disclosure is required by laws applicable to CDS, or necessary to comply with an order of a court or governmental agency, export control, or necessary for matters of safety and security. In such cases, CDS will make good faith efforts to provide only information that is the subject of the official order or request.

Data Retention

CDS does not retain all of the personal data that we receive. Your personal data will be retained for as long as the information is required by CDS for our legitimate business purposes or to comply with legal requirements. CDS will also take all reasonable steps to rectify, make anonymous or delete personal data that is inaccurate or incomplete, or which is no longer required to be retained by CDS.

Further Information on Our Web Site

When you provide your personal data to us via our website, CDS ordinarily uses your personal data to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your personal data to update you on the benefits and features of CDS products and services and to provide you with information and material requested by you. From time to time, we may also use your personal data to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. At a minimum, we will always do our best to give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such direct marketing or market research material. We will also follow internal requirements for avoiding the delivery of unwanted mail to you, such as allowing you to opt in, where applicable, before receiving unsolicited material. Cookies may be used on some pages of our website. cookies are small text files placed on your hard drive that assist CDS in providing a more customized website experience. For example, a cookie can be used to store registration information in an area of the site so that a user does not need to re-enter it on subsequent visits to that area. The use of cookies is intended to make navigation of our websites easier for you and to facilitate efficient registration procedures. Cookies also enable us to monitor individuals' use of our site for the purpose of continuing to improve its usefulness. If you are concerned about cookies, most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies. In most cases, you may refuse a cookie and still fully navigate our websites. There are several places throughout the CDS website that may link to other websites that do not operate under CDS privacy practices. CDS does not endorse or make any representations about them or any information, software, or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. When you link to other websites, CDS' privacy practices and this Policy no longer apply. CDS assumes no responsibility for the information or other practices of a site that is accessible through CDS. We encourage you to review other website privacy policies before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Your Choices

CDS respects your right to make your own choices about how your personal data is handled. Should you choose to subscribe to mailing lists or any registrations and later decide to unsubscribe, we will provide instructions, on the appropriate website area or in communications to you, or you may contact CDS at In addition, access to certain applications or services may involve particular uses, disclosure or transfer of the personal information being collected during registration for that application or service. If required under the laws of your country of residence, you will be notified of such intended uses, transfer or disclosure and asked to provide your consent. Failure to provide your consent where so requested may mean you will not be provided access to the applications or services for which your personal information cannot be lawfully processed.

Accuracy, Access & Further Notification

CDS strives to ensure the accuracy of your personal data as provided to CDS. Depending on the privacy laws in your country of residence, you may have the right to view, update or correct personal data submitted to CDS, or to receive additional notification of changes in the use of your information. When personal data is retained, CDS undertakes to make all reasonable efforts to maintain the accuracy of the personal information submitted and verified by you. CDS does not assume responsibility for verifying the information you submit. When practically possible, if CDS is informed that any personal data that it has collected about you is no longer accurate, CDS will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided. Queries in this regard should be directed to CDS at


CDS is committed to ensuring the security of your personal data. To prevent unauthorized access, misuse, disclosure or destruction, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate technical and organizational procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you.

Sale of business assets

In the unlikely event of a sale of CDS, a CDS business unit or a CDS affiliate, personal information held by CDS may be made available to a buyer or prospective buyers in order for them to evaluate any such purchase or to operate any parts of CDS' business.


Subject to the legal requirements of your jurisdiction of residence for notice and consent, CDS reserves the right to modify or amend this Policy at any time to reflect changes in applicable laws or regulations, or changes in CDS practices or procedures. Where conflicts exist between the terms and conditions of this Policy and applicable national data protection laws, the latter shall take precedence. This Policy is not intended to, and does not, provide rights beyond those that are prescribed by applicable national laws. The implementation date will be displayed at the bottom of this Policy.

Contact Us

We welcome your inquiries or comments about this Policy and any queries or concerns that you may have about the CDS website.

Please contact CDS at or at the following address:

Consolidated Date Storage
2475 Northwinds Parkway, Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Attention: CDS General Counsel

Implementation date

This Policy was last updated on 7 September 2013.